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Braves win marathon match against Laporte

Menahga setter Madi Marjamaa had 33 set assists during Tuesday night's victory over Laporte. Vance Carlson / Enterprise

Madi Marjamaa served nine aces and tallied 33 set assists as the Menahga volleyball team rallied for a marathon 25-15, 21-25, 21-25, 25-15, 15-6 win at Laporte Tuesday night.

Elly Hillukka (9), Tara Hendrickson (8), Cierra Ahlf (7) and Olivia Yliniemi (6) combined for 30 of Menahga's 42 kills as the Braves overcame 30 hitting errors. Jamie Erno served six aces and Ahlf served four aces. Rena Pinoniemi (16), Ahlf (13) and Erno (10) had double digits in digs as the Braves improved to 3-5 on the season.

Menahga statistics

Serving: Pietila 5 for 6 (1 ace), Yliniemi 11 for 11, Ahlf 16 for 17 (4 aces), Hillukka 5 for 5, Hendrickson 13 for 14 (1 ace), Erno 24 for 26 (6 aces), Marjamaa 24 for 28 (9 aces).

Attacks: Pinoniemi 6 (2 kills), Pietila 8 (4 kills), Yliniemi 17 (6 kills), Ahlf 29 (7 kills), Hillukka 22 (9 kills), M. Peterson 1, Hendrickson 18 (8 kills), Erno 10 (2 kills), Marjamaa 21 (4 kills).

Set assists: Marjamaa 33, Erno 3, Pietila 2, Pinoniemi 1, Yliniemi 1.

Assisted blocks: Pietila 1, Ylineimi 1, Hendrickson 1, Marjamaa 1.

Digs: Pinoniemi 16, Ahlf 13, Erno 10, Marjamaa 7, M. Peterson 5, Yliniemi 4, Hendrickson 3, Pietila 2, L. Peterson 1, Hillukka 1.

Serve receive: Pinoniemi 16 for 21, Pietila 6 for 6, Ahlf 19 for 20, Hillukka 1 for 2, M. Peterson 6 for 8, Hendrickson 1 for 1, Erno 19 for 19.

Braves finish 1-3 at Pequot Lakes

The Braves went 1-3 at the Pine and Lakes Tournament at Pequot Lakes on Sept. 8 with a win over Spectrum and losses to Pine River-Backus, Pequot Lakes and Aitkin.

In a 25-20, 25-12 loss to PR-B, Jesssica Pietila had three kills, Pinoniemi had two kills and eight digs, and Ahlf had two kills and five digs.

Hendrickson (10), Ahlf (7) and Hillukka (7) combined for 24 kills in leading the Braves to a 26-28, 25-16, 15-12 win over Spectrum. Ahlf had 13 digs, Pinoniemi had 11 digs and Marjamaa tallied 22 set assists and served three aces. Erno and Hillukka had two ace serves each.

Hendrickson's four kills and two blocks and Marjamaa's 10 digs led Menahga in a 25-12, 25-14 loss to Pequot Lakes. Peterson served two aces and Pinoniemi had seven digs in that match.

Ahlf and Hendrickson pounded down four kills each while Erno and Marjamaa had six digs each in the Braves' 25-16, 25-21 loss to Aitkin.

Menahga stats vs. Pine River-Backus

Serving: R. Pinoniemi 5 for 5 (1 ace), Pietila 2 for 2, Yliniemi 5 for 5, Ahlf 6 for 8 (1 ace), Hillukka 2 for 3, Marjamaa 8 for 10 (1 ace).

Attacks: R. Pinoniemi 4 (2 kills), Pietila 9 (3 kills), Yliniemi 11 (1 kill), Ahlf 8 (2 kills), Hillukka 13, M. Peterson 1, Hendrickson 9 (1 kill), Marjamaa 6 (1 kill).

Sets: Marjamaa 44 (6 assists), Hillukka 3, Hendrickson 3 (1 assist), R. Pinoniemi 2, Pietila 2 (1 assist), Yliniemi 2, M. Peterson 1 (1 assist), Ahlf 1.

Blocks (solo-assists): Hendrickson 1-1, Pietila 0-1.

Digs: R. Pinoniemi 8, Ahlf 5, M. Peterson 4, Marjama 4, Hillukka 3, Pietila 2, Yliniemi 1.

Serve receive: R. Pinoniemi 15 for 17, Pietila 5 for 6, Yliniemi 1 for 2, Ahlf 8 for 10, Hillukka 3 for 3, Hendrickson 1 for 1, M. Peterson 1 for 1, Marjamaa 1 for 1.

Menahga stats vs. Spectrum

Serving: R. Pinoniemi 8 for 8 (1 ace), Pietila 1 for 1, Yliniemi 0 for 1, Ahlf 9 for 10, Hillukka 7 fo r8 (2 aces), M. Peterson 3 for 4 (1 ace), Hendrickson 7 for 7 (1 ace), Erno 13 for 15 (2 aces), Marjamaa 10 for 11 (3 aces).

Attacks: R. Pinoniemi 3, Pietila 12 (3 kills), Yliniemi 2, Ahlf 19 (7 kills), Hillukka 17 (7 kills), M. Peterson 1, Hendrickson 21 (10 kills), Erno 5, Marjamaa 17 (5 kills).

Sets: Marjamaa 59 (22 assists), Erno 10 (1 assist), R. Pinoniemi 7 (3 assists), Ahlf 4 (2 assists), Hendrickson 4, M. Peterson 2 (1 assist), Hillukka 1, Pietila 1.

Digs: Ahlf 13, R. Pinoniemi 11, M. Peterson 5, Hendrickson 4, Marjamaa 4, Hillukka 3, Erno 3, Pietila 1.

Serve receive: R. Pinoniemi 21 for 22, Ahlf 4 for 5, Hillukka 1 for 2, M. Peterson 13 for 14, Hendrickson 1 for 1, Erno 5 for 6.

Menahga stats vs. Pequot Lakes

Serving: R. Pinoniemi 1 for 2, Pietila 1 for 1, Ahlf 8 for 8, Hillukka 1 for 2, M. Peterson 4 for 4 (2 aces), Hendrickson 3 for 4, Erno 1 for 1, Marjamaa 4 for 5.

Attacks: R. Pinoniemi 1, Pietila 5 (1 kill), Yliniemi 5, Ahlf 10 (1 kill), Hillukka 13 (1 kill), M. Peterson 1, Hendrickson 9 (4 kills), Erno 5 (1 kill), Marjama 7 (1 kill).

Sets: Marjamaa 34 (6 assists), R. Pinoniemi 5 (1 assist), Pietila 5, Ahlf 3 (1 assist), Erno 3, Hendrickson 2, Hillukka 1 (1 assist), M. Peterson 1.

Solo blocks: Hendrickson 2, Yliniemi 1.

Digs: Marjamaa 10, R. Pinoniemi 7, Pietila 3, Ahlf 3, M. Peterson 2, Hillukka 2.

Serve receive: R. Pinoniemi 7 for 9, Pietila 9 for 9, Ahlf 8 for 8, Hillukka 5 for 6, M. Peterson 4 for 4, Erno 4 for 5.

Menahga stats vs. Aitkin

Serving: R. Pinoniemi 6 for 7, Pietila 5 for 7 (1 ace), Ahlf 3 for 3, Hillukka 3 for 3 (1 ace), Hendrickson 7 for 7 (1 ace), Erno 4 for 5, Marjamaa 6 for 6 (1 ace).

Attacks: R. Pinoniemi 2, Pietila 10 (2 kills), Ahlf 23 (4 kills), Hillukka 9 (2 kills), Hendrickson 12 (4 kills), Erno 5 (1 kill), Marjamaa 9 (2 kills).

Sets: Marjamaa 45 (11 assists), Erno 9, R. Pinoniemi 4 (1 assist), Hendrickson 4 (1 assist), M. Pinoniemi 3 (1 assist), Ahlf 3 (1 assist), Pietila 1, L. Peterson 1.

Assisted blocks: Pietila 1, Hendrickson 1.

Digs: Erno 6, Marjamaa 6, Pietila 5, Hendrickson 5, Ahlf 4, R. Pinoniemi 4, M. Pinoniemi 3, L. Peterson 2, Hillukka 1.

Serve receive: R. Pinoniemi 14 for 14, M. Pinoniemi 8 for 8, Pietila 5 for 5, Ahlf 6 for 6, Hendrickson 1 for 1, Erno 8 for 9.

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